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    Updated on Sep 2, 2020. Posted on Oct 4, 2016

    14 Times Miriam Defensor-Santiago Was Your Spirit Human

    "I eat death threats for breakfast."

    1. When she made a cross sign using her index fingers in one of her privilege speeches against Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile.

    2. Followed by her channelling Katniss Everdeen because she's ~hip~ like that.

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    3. When she talked about what she felt about Justin Bieber and made us realize she was all of us.

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    4. When she confirmed that she too, one of the top-performing senators of the country, academically speaking, gets bored at senate hearings.

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    SAME, MARS.

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    5. When she told her Twitter followers the secret to her diet.

    6. And why she prefers shoes over handbags.

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    7. That time she proved she's 👑KWEEN👑 of petty comebacks.

    8. That time she turned a senate hearing into a law class.

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    "I give you a grade of 3. In UP, that means I pass you, but I warn you."

    9. When she didn't let a prosecutor get away with covering his ears while she was speaking at a senate hearing.

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    "Kung ayaw mong pakinggan, umalis ka sa korte!"

    10. When her self-confidence didn't waver.

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    Me to my crush, tbh.

    11. When she was all of us 'pag beastmode.

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    "I am not angry, Mr. President! I am irate! I am furious! I am foaming at the mouth. I am hitting the roof! I am homicidal. I am suicidal! I am ballistic! I am insulted! I am himuliated. I am abased. I am degraded. And not only that, I feel like I am throwing up to be living my middle years in the country of this nature."

    B👏e👏a👏utiful👏

    12. When she announced she had cancer, but didn't let that stop her from continuing to be a badass.

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    Feisty, as always.

    13. When she saw cancer as just another battle she had to face and emerge victorious from. No big deal.

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    "I went to see a pulmonologist and then she said, 'I'm sorry but you have cancer,' and I said, 'Yes!' Because I wanted a challenge in my life."

    14. And when she, despite her sickness, ran for the presidency and didn't let anything hold her back.

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    POWER THROUGH, GIRL.

    Rest well, Senator Miriam. ❤

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